Diana Kutzner

Past CURA Graduate Student, Ecotourism Stream

Email: kutznerd@unbc.ca


I am originally from north-western Germany and immigrated to Canada about 4 years ago. I was fascinated by the idea of going to North America at a young age and I was delighted when I finally had the opportunity to come to Canada. In Germany, I was brought up on a farm which gave me my love for nature and animals. After I finished high school at a Waldorfschool in Germany I came to Canada and started a four year degree in Resource-Based Tourism (BA) at UNBC in Prince George. Over the four years of completing my undergraduate degree I worked in a variety of tourism-related settings such as Barkerville Historic Town, the Visitor Information Center in Prince George, and doing research with Recreational Vehicle (RV) Travelers in Dawson Creek. It was only months before my graduation that I the idea of continuing my education with a Master's degree started to form in my mind. Now that I have started the Master's in the NRES at UNBC, I am very enthusiastic and excited about it. I am not only very happy that I have been given the opportunity to continue my education but also honoured that I am part of CURA. I hope that I will be able to contribute to this alliance in the best way possible.

If you are interested in knowing more about my research, please see my poster below:

Demand for Aboriginal Tourism Products in Northern B.C., May 2008